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Old 10-22-2008, 03:16 AM
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The Saguros got caught up in a slugfest today, so some of the stats are inflated:

Cole Armstrong: .367/.406/.940, 1 HR, 6 RBI
Stefan Gartrell: .269/.406/.752, 0 HR, 3 RBI
Gordon Beckham: .250/.368/.743, 0 HR, 0 RBI

Lucas Harrell: 1- 1, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 9.45 ERA, 1.65 WHIP
Derek Rodriguez: 1- 0, 6 IP, 10 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 7.50 ERA, 2.33 WHIP
Aaron Poreda: 0- 0, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 0.00 ERA, 1.40 WHIP
Carlos Tores: 1- 1, 4.2 IP, 9 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 13.50 ERA, 2.57 WHIP
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:42 AM
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Nice to see that Poreda hasn't given up a run yet. Nice 4:1 strike out to walk ratio.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:43 AM
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Poreda and Beckham were named to play in the Rising Stars game on Friday night in the Arizona Fall League.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:49 PM
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I'd like to see more than a .250 BA from Beckham...
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:15 PM
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I'd like to see more than a .250 BA from Beckham...
Me too. But he's only been playing every other day, and it's still not a huge sample size.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:24 PM
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I'd like to see more than a .250 BA from Beckham...
He's doing fine. He's playing against AAA and AA players, largely. Each major league team only gets to send one player lower than AA to the Arizona Fall League (I think that's correct). He is facing all new pitchers each day who were highly thought of by their parent clubs.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:42 PM
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He's doing fine. He's playing against AAA and AA players, largely. Each major league team only gets to send one player lower than AA to the Arizona Fall League (I think that's correct). He is facing all new pitchers each day who were highly thought of by their parent clubs.
I certainly hope so. I can't remember the last time I was looking forward to the possibility of a White Sox Prospect developing into a big leaguer. Here's hoping he can learn to hit for average better than Josh Fields or Joe Borchard did.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:09 PM
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I certainly hope so. I can't remember the last time I was looking forward to the possibility of a White Sox Prospect developing into a big leaguer. Here's hoping he can learn to hit for average better than Josh Fields or Joe Borchard did.
It is 20 AB. That's kind of ridiculous to make any judgment.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:26 PM
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Poreda and Beckham were both named to the AFL Futures Game.
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:02 AM
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Poreda and Beckham were both named to the AFL Futures Game.
It's called the Rising Stars Showcase. See posts above for the link.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:32 AM
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It is 20 AB. That's kind of ridiculous to make any judgment.
If it were 200 ab in the AFL league would it not still be kind of ridiculous to make judgment on the kid?
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:05 AM
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If it were 200 ab in the AFL league would it not still be kind of ridiculous to make judgment on the kid?
I'd say still ridiculous. The AFL is a test for Gordon. I'm more encouraged by the fact that 3 of his 5 hits have been doubles.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:25 AM
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It is 20 AB. That's kind of ridiculous to make any judgment.
It's 20 AB against the best pitchers Beckham has ever faced to date in his life. It's WAY early to be evaluating his performance on stats.

What's the deal with Cole Armstrong. He's making a huge case to be the backup next year even if he does bat left-handed. But there I go making a judgment based on 20 or so AB...
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:16 PM
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I wish they didn't even keep stats in the AFL. Just like spring training, the numbers can be misleading at best.

For instance: A pitcher may have a terrible ERA becuase he is developing a secondary pitch. Likewise, a batter may be working on pulling the ball or opposite field hitting or bunting or whatever on a given day. The real learning goes on between games--that is a big reason why Beckham is playing every other day, as do a lot of other players. Drill on one skill one day, try to apply it in a game setting the next.

The AFL is chartered to be a group of small, elite players and a number of coaches who are only working on developing top talent. Numbers in the AFL matter even less than spring training stats.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:08 PM
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It is 20 AB. That's kind of ridiculous to make any judgment.
I'm not making "any judgement." I'm merely stating that I hope he learns to hit for average.
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